Artist Interview アーティストインタビュー
Talking with Ryohei Kondo, leader of the highly popular all-male dance group Condors
Contemporary dance in Japan today encompasses a number of movements, including dance that has developed out of the butoh movement, dance rooted in classical ballet, the dance forms that have emerged from the collaborative production approach of college dance circles and the so-called “expression school” that pursues original forms expressive body movement. The group Condors led by Ryohei Kondo is representative of the dance groups emerging from the college dance circle category. The Condors are a group of individuals, each of unique character, who met during their university years and have continued to use the collaborative approach in creating works of expressive body movement in productions that bring together a mix of dance, comedy, motion picture and music with a strong element of entertainment that has succeeded in capturing a new, younger audience. In this interview we speak to Ryohei Kondo about the Condors and their increasingly active schedule of overseas performance, as well as his own activities as a choreographer and dancer.
(Interviewer: Yoko Shioya)